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    My Parole Officer is a Grammar Maniac, and I don't want to Return to Prison

    "Be evocative," the winged lady advised - "or failing that, light a bonfire to summon your rescuer." TEACHER, I conjure thee! appear!

    I am in a blood-struggle to diagram a tricky sentence. My ego-driven opponent has ZERO spiritual detachment or objective love of truth - so his impending defeat will crush him.But he's cagey, and I lack the expertise to reprove his impertinence with the patrician authority that I can ordinarily simulate! It is murdering my refined and self-actualized spirit that I cannot put this unevolved egotist in his place!

    My scourge:

    It is not easy, being him.

    Merely reproducing that bedevilment made my head shake in bovine rage - a reiteration of the NETTLESOME prod which drives me to this unfamiliar pasture. Assist me, and indenture my future service to your beck! Whom shall I gore? YOU decide - just help me to dispatch my pest! AAAAAAGGGGHH!!!!!

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    Re: My Parole Officer is a Grammar Maniac, and I don't want to Return to Prison

    Welcome to the forum, Objectifier.

    You'll get quicker answers if you post your questions in plain English.

    I think you mean

    'Please show me how to diagram this sentence: "It is not easy, being him".'

    I am moving your post to the appropriate forum.

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    Re: My Parole Officer is a Grammar Maniac, and I don't want to Return to Prison

    If you are concerned about diagramming that sentence, try rearranging it: "Being him is not easy." That should help. The word "it" introduces a delayed subject construction.

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    Re: My Parole Officer is a Grammar Maniac, and I don't want to Return to Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Objectifier.

    You'll get quicker answers if you post your questions in plain English.

    I think you mean

    'Please show me how to diagram this sentence: "It is not easy, being him".'

    I am moving your post to the appropriate forum.
    In brief, ouch.

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